Enrichment

The Enrichment programme is a themed mini course of several sessions, held either at Menorah, Jackson’s Row or via Zoom.

Current and forthcoming courses:

Learn to Leyn

with Rabbi Lisa Barrett

At Menorah, Thursdays 20:00 – 21:30 March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 28. No charge.

· Have you ever dreamed of stepping into our 2,500-year tradition of chanting from the Torah scroll?
· Longed to participate more actively in Menorah services?
· Made a pledge to further your Jewish education?

Now’s your chance!

In this six session in-person course we will learn to sing/chant the Torah ta’amim/cantillation. All voices, whatever level of tunefulness, are welcome, and all levels of Hebrew reading. Torah readers will also find this course helpful in learning to recognise the breaks and phrases in the Torah text.

Please register your interest in attending or address any questions to Ann
We shall review Covid safety conditions nearer the time and may begin the course on Zoom if necessary.


Soulful Psalms

Join Rav Reuven Silverman for wellbeing time with texts. Read the psalms with the commentary of your own life experiences.

18:00 – 19:30 on Sundays 12 December 2021, 23 January 2022, 20 February, 27 March, 22 May, 26 June, 31 July, 28 August.

All sessions are via Zoom. No charge.

To register and obtain the Zoom link, please contact .


The Power of a Name

A series of special Pardes sessions with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner. 

What’s in a name? What can we learn about Jewish history, about our families and our destinies from Jewish names?
A four-session romp through the transformation of Jewish names, exploring Torah, Jewish history, Talmud and Jewish law. 

All sessions are 19:00-20:00 via Zoom

23 February – Torah teaching us our destinies through our names 
30 March – Tricky Talmudic tales of naming and shaming
20 April – How recent Jewish history is revealed through our names 
18 May – Fascinating rabbinic responses to ethical issues surrounding naming.

Attendee max: 25 people. No charge.

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/264690074137

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Pesach’s Other Famous Four

The four cups of wine are famous – but what about the four special Shabbatot leading up to Pesach?  

Join student rabbis Eleanor Davis and Nicola Feuchtwang to investigate how the extra Torah reading for each Shabbat might help us prepare mentally and spiritually.

All sessions are 19:00-20:00 via Zoom

2 March – time to pay tax (Shekalim)
9 March – time to remember (Zachor)
15 March – time for ritual (Parah)
23 March – time to control time (HaChodesh)

Attendee max: 25 people. No charge.

Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/264698278677

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